Glossary meaning

glôsə-rē, glŏsə-
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A list of often difficult or specialized words with their definitions, often placed at the back of a book.
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A list of difficult, technical, or foreign terms with definitions or translations, as for some particular author, field of knowledge, etc., often included in alphabetical listing at the end of a textbook.
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A term used by Microsoft Word and adopted by other word processors for the list of shorthand, keyboard macros created by a particular user. See glossaries in this publication and The Computer Glossary.
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The definition of glossary is a list of words and their meanings.

The alphabetical listing of difficult words in the back of a book is an example of a glossary.

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A list of terms in a particular domain of knowledge with their definitions.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
glossary
Plural:
glossaries

Origin of glossary

  • Middle English glosarie from Latin glōssārium from glōssa foreign word gloss2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin glossārium, from Ancient Greek γλῶσσα (glossa, “tongue”).

    From Wiktionary